Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Title: Natural Resources Field Technician
Schedule (FT/PT): Temporary Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (75-100%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

Incorporated in 2011, North Wind Resource Consulting’s core capabilities include environmental documentation and permitting; natural and cultural resource surveys; wildlife and botanical expertise; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) technical services; historic and prehistoric surveys; environmental consultation such as Section 106 for cultural resources, Section 404 for wetlands, and Section 7 for endangered species); and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping capabilities. North Wind Resource Consulting maintains offices across the country.


This is a field-based position with all of the work taking place in an outdoor environment where weather and terrain can be demanding. Field teams will be expected to work 10-12 hour days and will be required to work extended sessions, typically eight (8) days on and six (6) days off throughout the field session. The position may involve an irregular schedule and extended hours. The position will report to a Project Manager located in Idaho Falls, Idaho; however, the field technician may be stationed near the survey area.


  • Employee will be collecting vegetation and soil data in various states (Utah, Wyoming, and/or Arizona) as part of rangeland health monitoring and plant community composition measurements.
  • Successful applicant will typically work in a team setting with one other individual.
  • Individual will participate in all aspects of data collection related to the NRCS's National Resources Inventory (NRI) methodology.


  • Assist in the preparation of materials such as maps and equipment


Education and Experience:

  • Experience and knowledge related to working and traveling in outdoor, remote environments

Skills and Abilities:

  • Willingness to learn and attention to detail.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on backcountry roads.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.


  • Applicants should be working toward a degree in botany, range science, soil science, biology, or a related field.
  • Experience with identifying vegetation to species is important.
  • Familiarity with NRCS's National Resources Inventory (NRI) methodology and/or BLM's Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) protocols desired.
  • Knowledge of vegetation and soil survey and monitoring techniques preferred.
  • GPS experience preferred.


  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 30 pounds is required.


  • Ability to work in remote locations and away from home for up to eight days at a time.
  • Outdoor working environment.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.